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“not that great”
Review of Southern Rail

Southern Rail
Ranked #36 of 77 Restaurants in Carrboro
Price range: $10 - $25
Cuisines: American
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Good for: Romantic
Dining options: Late Night, Breakfast, Outdoor Seating, Reservations
Reviewed March 7, 2012

I made reservations because I heard it was very small. That was fine. But when you get there no one is there to greet you & it is hard to know if you are in the "right place" The waitress was not friendly & did not sem to want to be there. It took about 20 minutes for 1 beer and a glass of wine to get to the table. She realized that it was slow! but she did not seem to care. The food was fine. I am not picky but we were dissapointed. I think it might be a better place to go hear music and stay in the bar? I

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Thank Beth F
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Reviewed February 2, 2012

Was recommended to us as a place where they have good music (live entertainment).
Not very clean and very poor service.
We ended up leaving without eating.

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Thank Al G
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Reviewed September 2, 2011

Family of four for dinner. Sitting outside. Smokers lining up front where you check in. No one welcoming you. Told to wait for hostess with smokers. Hostesd irritated we asked not to wait around smokers. Waiter came and went once seated without any eye contact, never told us his name, left several times while we were still talking to him, spilled wine on us and irritated again when we asked for extra napkins, acted like he was pissed st the world. Too many good restaurants in carrboro and chapel hill to bother with a place that simply does not care.

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Thank goldstn
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Reviewed August 8, 2011

We checked out Southern Rail with a large group of friends this weekend- and the ambiance made it very worthwhile. Southern Rail is a small place, so it did make it difficult to host our group (which was about n10-15 folks). It's better if you're coming with a small group-- that way, you can more thoroughly enjoy the old train-car atmosphere. However, it's a great place to go, regardless, and a nice way to mix it up a bit from your normal bar/restaurant scene. I can't comment on the food, as we had drinks only, but the drinks themselves were good. Southern Rail has a few bars scattered about, so you don't have to worry about queuing up at just one on a busy Saturday night. If you do go on a weekend, be sure to check out their Saturday/Sunday drink specials-- items like bellinis and mimosas are only $5 on such nights.

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Thank thetravelingjen
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Reviewed August 30, 2010

NC is our favorite vacation spot! We visit almost once a month. We ALWAYS stay at the Residence Inn by Marriot in Durham and then drive to DSI comedy theatre at least once during our visit. This past weekend we decided to try out Southern Rail. 3 train cars at the end of the track, connected by beautiful wooden decks make for a unique atmosphere. Try eating outside in the evening! Beautiful romantic lighting. Located right next to DSI comedy theater (a fave spot of ours for cheap comedy on a weekend night). Be sure to try the Turkey Club (not your average club) and don't write off the grilled cheese (the sauce that comes w/ it is AMAZING). We will definitely be back.

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Thank MyrtleBeachNanny
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